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George Westinghouse Memorial

1846 - 1914

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
1. George Westinghouse Memorial
Inscription.  
George Westinghouse
Union Soldier
Citizen of Pittsburgh
Founder of the Westinghouse
Industries
Benefactor of humanity
through his labors
and inventions
1846 - 1914

The first substitution of high voltage electricity for operating a main line railroad

Steam turbines by vast power in small space and great economy have become a basic source of universal electricity

Niagara whose energy converted to electricity served the first great power system and created an industrial empire

First trial equipment of the Westinghouse Air Brake - 1869

Chicago exposition 1893 where was first exhibited in operation a complete alternating system of power distribution

The Westinghouse Air Brake immeasurably increased the speed safety and economy of railway transportation throughout the world

1869 - 1969
Westinghouse Air Brake Centennial
American Standard Inc.

Modern signaling systems which enable speed with safety in transportation are the results of the vision of Westinghouse

1881
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
2. George Westinghouse Memorial
- 1981
Union Switch & Signal Centennial
American Standard Inc.

[Reverse:]
George Westinghouse
1846 - 1914
This memorial unveiled October 6th 1930, in honor of George Westinghouse is an enduring testimonial to the esteem, affection and loyalty of sixty thousand employees of the great industrial organizations of which he was the founder. ~ In his later years rightly called "the greatest living engineer," George Westinghouse accomplished much of first importance to mankind through his ingenuity, persistence, courage, integrity and leadership. ~ By the invention of the air brake and of automatic signaling devices, he led the world in this development of appliances for the promotion of speed, safety and economy of transportation. ~ By his early vision of the value of the alternating current electric system, he brought about a revolution in the transmission of electric power. ~ His achievements were great, his energy and enthusiasm boundless, and his character beyond reproach; a shining mark for the guidance and encouragement of American youth.


 
Erected 1930 by Westinghouse Memorial Association of 54251 members who served with him in the army of industry; A.L. Humphrey, A.W. Robertson, E.M. Herr, F.A. Merrick, John F. Miller, Trustees.
 
Topics. This memorial
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
3. George Westinghouse Memorial
is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 40° 26.368′ N, 79° 56.561′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Memorial is on West Circuit Road just south of Schenley Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 W Circuit Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History / Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schenley Park Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Schenley Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank Vittor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Site of the Baseball Diamond (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Schenley Park Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hiker (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  George Westinghouse Memorial. Additional photos from the memorial (Submitted on September 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
4. George Westinghouse Memorial
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5. George Westinghouse Memorial
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6. George Westinghouse Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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